Warehouse Fire Jumps Street, Threatens LP Gas Tank Farm

Issue 6 and Volume 127.

Warehouse Fire Jumps Street, Threatens LP Gas Tank Farm Camden, N.J., blaze pulls mutual aid from seven towns plus a boat from Philadelphia. Heated tanks cooled with hose stream Comdan County fire photos by Hob Bartosz. A million-dollar fire, that destroyed three buildings and part of another, roared through a waterfront section of Camden, N.J., last March 16, and for a time threatened an adjacent utility company “farm” that contained 10 1million-gallon LP gas holders. The fire started in a combination two-andfour-story brick and joist warehouse, occupied by the State Drum Corporation. And before it was knocked down, it had leaped across a narrow street to attack a two and a threestory building similarly constructed (see diagram). The first-alarm units that responded to a box alarm sent out for 2nd and Walnut Streets (at the waterfront) at 8:05 p.m. consisted of Engines 1, 3 and 8 and Ladder 2 under…

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